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Great Lakes Lake Effect Snow Diminishing

26 Jan 2022, 2:15 am

As a clipper system moved across the northern tier of the nation earlier this week, cold air plunged across the Great Lakes, setting up bands of lake effect snow. Some areas have already seen over a foot of fresh powder.


Winter Weather alerts remain in effect this morning (Wednesday) for lingering lake effect snow. A couple of additional inches are possible by midday.

Forecast Timing

The lake effect bands will continue this morning, especially near Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. As a system approaches from the west this afternoon, warming temperatures aloft and a change in wind direction will bring an end to this round of lake effect.

Forecast Accumulation

Additional snow accumulations will be in the 1-3″ range, especially near Lake Erie. A few narrow snow bands may be locally heavy.

With the snow already on the ground and the snow bands occurring now, you can expect some minor impacts on the roads for the morning commute. Western Michigan and the I-90 corridor in Ohio and New York are highlighted. Take it easy on the roads, as usual!

Stay with WeatherNation as we keep you updated on your top weather headlines and potential snow throughout the hour.

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